In our second installment of our Travel Creator Series, we interview Jason from Travel Rewards Coach (formerly Nomad Travel Hacker). Jason is a digital nomad with a fantastic YouTube channel where he shares credit card tips and tricks that he uses to enable his work and travel lifestyle. You can also find him on Instagram, Facebook, and his website!
Tell us about your channel:
I talk about travel rewards, credit card tips and tricks, and my experience as a digital nomad. Since I’m constantly traveling, I film on the road and often use a green screen to keep a consistent background in my videos. I also like to share videos and tips about cool and interesting experiences while on the road. Most of my content is travel rewards-related, but I sometimes dive into the digital nomad lifestyle and entrepreneurship.
What makes your content unique and different?
I focus more on the nitty-gritty details and less public information. This means hidden hacks, secret sign-up bonuses, ways to find them, and the valuable stuff that a lot of people don’t know about since others are not aware or unwilling to share. I like to dig deep and find the good stuff! Though this often means that the secrets and tricks don’t last long since the issuers catch on.
What are your top three travel items, tools, or gear?
I love my Pixel 2. This phone has great stabilization and is able to capture amazing video. This smartphone, along with my webcam, is the only camera that I use.
I’m a huge fan of my phone camera stabilizer. It’s a game changer and really fills the gap between my phone and more professional videographers. Though I still wouldn’t consider myself a pro videographer! 😉
This backpack is a great day-to-day bag when going to co-working spaces. It also turns into a professional-looking laptop bag and works well as a personal item for plane carry-on (even though the one I have is bigger than the allowable carry-on size).
What is your best travel tip, advice, or hack?
Never pay for baggage when traveling in Europe. Outside the UK, you should be able to get by without paying baggage fees (or oversized luggage fees) if you have a reasonably sized bag. The airline employees seem much more chill about the rules.
What is your favorite travel experience and/or destination?
Canggu, Bali, is my favorite travel destination ever. It’s amazing and beautiful, has good surf, and has lots of cool cafes, restaurants and co-working spaces. It’s a favorite spot among many digital nomads.
Also, Azores, Portugal, was mind-blowing beautiful!
What is something that people may not know about you?
A surprising number of my YouTube subscribers don’t realize that I’m a digital nomad. Since I’m always traveling, I never know where I am going to be, which is why my videos always have a different background.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our viewers?
I want to encourage anyone who is interested in being a long-term traveler or digital nomad to make it happen. Nothing is forever and the experiences I’ve had will always be with me. Don’t wait to travel — use points and miles to make it happen!